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Implicit Meanings Selected Essays in Anthropology

by Professor Mary Douglas

Implicit Meanings Selected Essays in Anthropology Synopsis

'No more sparkling and suggestive work of social science is likely to appear in the near future. This book provides a splendid answer as to why anthropology goes on mattering and also to why no surgery can separate it from sociology '-The Economist from the reviews of the first edition This new edition of a classic work provides an excellent introduction to the thought of anthropologist Mary Douglas. First published to great acclaim in 1975, Mary Douglas has now revised the text to include additional chapters and a new introduction. Implicit Meanings includes writings on the key themes which are associated with Mary Douglas's work and which have had a major influence on anthropological thought, such as: *food *pollution *risk *animals *myth. Among the new pieces inluded in this edition are: The Lele of the Kasai * Techniques of Socrcery Control in Central Africa * The Lele Revisited * Obituary of Godfrey Lienhardt * The Depolitzation of Risk * Rightness of Categories

Implicit Meanings Selected Essays in Anthropology Press Reviews

No more sparkling and suggestive work of social science is likely to appear in the near future. This book provides a splendid answer as to why anthropology goes on mattering and also to why no surgery can separate it from sociology. - The Economist

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415205535
Publication date: 22nd July 1999
Author: Professor Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 342 pages
Categories: Anthropology,

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